MVRDV presents the Vertical Village at the 10th Shanghai Biennale
MVRDV’s installation of the Vertical Village now travels to yet another city in which the urban fabric is rapidly changing, proposing an alternative model to common development practices. Having already been displayed in Taipei and Seoul, Shanghai is the third location in Asia that this village-inspired model has been put on display. Today, the Vertical Village installation, a collaboration between MVRDV, the Why Factory and the JUT Foundation for Arts and Architecture in Taipei, opened at the 10th Shanghai Biennale. It forms part of the city pavilion in Xintiandi, the theme of which is the “Spectacle of the City”, and will be on display until March 8th, 2015.
Markthal and Glass Farm nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015
Markthal and Glass Farm have been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have selected 420 projects to compete, over 36 countries.
MVRDV shortlisted for the urban feasibility study for Oslo’s new government quarter
MVRDV has been shortlisted as one of six teams for the urban feasibility study for Oslo’s new government quarter. The project area includes the site affected by the 2011 bomb attacks.
Pushed Slab in Paris opens today
ICADE Promotion Tertiaire and MVRDV have completed the Pushed Slab office building at ZAC Gare de Rungis in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. The seven storey building with a surface of 19,000 m² is the first realisation of Paris’ first eco-quarter with a low energy consumption and an energy production of appr. 90 MW/year. The building has been acquired by Banque Populaire Rives de Paris.
Glass Farm wins Netherlands Glass Award
The Glass Farm in Schijndel has won the biannual Glass Award, granted by the Dutch Glas Branche Organisatie (GBO). The building, designed by MVRDV, was executed by Brakel Atmos with the glass of AGC Flat Glass Netherlands.More info
Construction of the Hongqiao Central Business District ongoing in Shanghai
Since the construction started in April 2013, the Hongqiao Central Business District in Shanghai, China is well under way. The project’s completion is planned in 2015.
Now released: 'We Want World Wonders', the seventh book of The Why Factory’s Future Cities series
At the beginning of November 2014, The Why Factory's new book 'We Want World Wonders, Building Architectural Myths' has been released. This book, the seventh volume of The Why Factory’s Future Cities series, explores the world of
architectural wonders and wonderment. It examines current classifications and it wonders about new categories. Through the eyes of students it speculates on possible fields that might propel us towards the realization of new world wonders, of exemplary and wonderful projects. It forms a new atlas of wonders.
Funding secured for Roskilde Festival Folk High School, to open in 2017
The funding for Roskilde Festival Folk High School has been finalised and the detailing phase of the project can now commence. The Roskilde Festival Folk High School’s program will include teaching facilities as well as student housing, workshops and conference facilities.
MVRDV ‘Roots Folly’ one of 10 winners at the 'New Follies on Fraeylema' competition
Winy Maas received "Oris Award for an outstanding contribution to Architecture", during the Architectural Symposium "Days of Oris"
On the occasion of the 14th edition of the "Days of Oris", a Croatian architecturalSymposium held in Zagreb, Winy Maas gave a lecture about MVRDV work and received the "Oris Tehnoplast Award for an outstanding contribution to Architecture" More info
MVRDV and morePlatz win competition “Hafenspitze” in Mainz, Germany
MVRDV and morePlatz were chosen winner of the international competition for two office buildings with a total surface of 12,000 m² pioneering the transformation of Mainz’ former harbour Zollhafen. The ensemble consists of an elongated block of five storeys and an eleven-storey high-rise tower creating a landmark at the waterfront. “Hafenspitze” is being developed by CA Immo Deutschland. Construction start is envisioned for autumn 2015.
Markthal Rotterdam opens today: A mix of housing and market
Today Queen Máxima of the Netherlands opens Markthal Rotterdam, a project by developer Provast. Markthal is the first covered food market of the Netherlands, drawing inspiration from food markets in Stockholm, Barcelona and Valencia. The roof of the market hall is an arch accommodating 228 apartments, underneath the hall are 1,200 parking spaces and a supermarket. The combination of market hall and housing is a new typology and, located in Rotterdam’s city center, is expected to attract 4,5 to 7 million visitors each year. The construction of Markthal, a design by MVRDV, took five years to be completed. The project was executed by contractors J.P van Eesteren, Mobilis and Martens en Van Oord.More info
Construction of The Couch for Tennis Club IJburg underway
The club house for Tennis Club IJburg has topped out, the mould for the concrete tribune reveals the curve of things to come.
Evolutionary Cities: El Croquis publishes third MVRDV issue
‘Evolutionary City’ entitles the third monographic issue of MVRDV in the El Croquis series which has been released today. Following ‘Stacking and Layering’ (2002) and ‘Artificial Ecologies’ (1998), this third issue #173 focusses on 22 works from 2003 to 2014 complemented by a conversation between the founders of MVRDV and Powerhouse Company and an essay by architecture critic and curator Aaron Betsky.More info
King Willem-Alexander and queen Maxima inspect Baltyk Project in Poznan